Making Effect


Architecture + Research + Society



14–17 September 2017, at ArkDes, The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design and KTH School of Architecture

Making Effect is the largest public manifestation of architecture research in Sweden so far, produced jointly by the four Architecture Schools. It concludes five years of support from the Swedish Research Council Formas to the two strong research environments 'Architecture in the Making' (Chalmers) and 'Architecture in Effect' (KTH) and the national research school 'ResArc' (LTH).

How does research in architecture relate to architectural practice, to politics, and to the larger societal context? Making Effect – Architecture + Research + Society addresses this question in a three-day event and an exhibition, with the aim of making public recent research in architecture in Sweden, discussing current topics and issues, from critical and historical studies to future studies and new modeling techniques.

Making Effect brings together researchers, practitioners and politicians, as well as a wider audience, in a public program that includes presentations and reflections on research in architecture, the Swedish housing situation and the welfare state, experimental workshops and an exhibition. Making Effect is an opportunity to reflect upon research achievements and their societal effects and to formulate emerging urgent themes for research in architecture from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Making Effect is organised by Architecture in Effect, Architecture in the Making and ResArc, and produced in collaboration with ArkDes, The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. The program and exhibition is developed by Meike Schalk (KTH), Bettina Schwalm (ArkDes), Magnus Ericson (KTH) with Thordis Arrhenius (ArkDes), Anders Bergström (KTH), Sten Gromark (CTH), Daniel Koch (KTH), Mattias Kärrholm (LTH), Helena Mattsson (KTH), MYCKET/Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier & Thérèse Kristiansson (ArkDes), Fredrik Nilsson (CTH), Christina Pech (KTH/ArkDes), Gunnar Sandin (LTH), Erik Stenberg (KTH), Roemer van Toorn (UMA) with support by ArkDes through Eric de Groat, Stefan Mossfeldt, Monica Sand, Elisabet Schön, Karin Åberg Waern and Maria Östman.

In 2011, the four Swedish Schools of Architecture at Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University and Umeå University, received funding from the Swedish Research Council Formas to strengthen research in architecture through two Strong Research Environments: Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social, and Architecture in the Making, as well as the national research school ResArc. These environments assembled around 100 researchers and nine partner institutions from adjacent fields, with researchers in architecture, societal planning, urbanism, landscape and philosophy, and engaged a team of all-together eleven international advisors based across American and European universities.



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